Writing, Writers & Authors


After the funeral, as I’m tidying your shed, I find a wooden box tucked away on a high shelf behind an entanglement of brooms, rakes and garden tools. Inside, you’ve nestled a glass jar of seeds in crumpled newspaper. What were you saving, Dad? Shall I plant them, and see? Fiona H Evans eats alphabet…

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If it gets so darkthat singing seemsto stoplike a final answerto that constant questionwould you find mewhere I waitin silent suspensionopen mouthed or tight-lippedand remind me backto musicone faltering noteat a timeto the beginning of the firstsong?Would I knowwhat livesat the bottomof the firstbreath to rhymewith the heightsof the last?Would it knowme? Could itenter, eventhen?…

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Top 10 Reads for Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a solemn federal holiday in the United States, is commemorated on the final Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance for the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Tracing its roots to the aftermath of the Civil War, the day was originally conceived as…

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Do you want to save hundreds when publishing?

Promo Code: bigsale Welcome back to work! Memorial Day week is known as the unofficial kick-off to summer. Guess what?! You can kick off your book publishing, too! Right now, Outskirts Press is offering an exclusive 25% discount on our Ultimate Black & White or Ultimate Full-Color self-publishing packages. Enter the promotion code bigsale during checkout, and you’ll see…

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Greater than Alexander

His love delighted her Shirley Valentine would have been proud, Intertwined, on sun-bleached sand. Quietly tender, both breathing loud.                                 Unlike her suburban life Every moment, utterly forgettable, Together yet separate, final vows unfurled, The sadness of marriage, entirely regrettable.   His love delighted her                              Rigid, yet delicately soft Warmed by the heated setting…

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The Marketing Forever Mindset: Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

One of the most interesting insights from the ALLi Big Indie Author Data Drop is that even highly successful indie authors maintain a “marketing forever mindset,” recognizing that marketing remains their responsibility. Despite using various tools and assistance, marketing is a constant task. Many emerging or struggling indie authors expressed that they least enjoy marketing,…

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